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augite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augite  \Au"gite\  ([add]"j[imac]t),  n.  [L.  augites,  Gr 
  a'ygi`ths,  fr  a'ygh`  brightness:  cf  F.  augite.] 
  A  variety  of  pyroxene,  usually  of  a  black  or  dark  green 
  color,  occurring  in  igneous  rocks,  such  as  basalt;  --  also 
  used  instead  of  the  general  term  pyroxene. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  augite 
  n  :  dark-green  to  black  glassy  mineral  of  the  pyroxene  group 
  containing  large  amounts  of  aluminum  and  iron  and 
  magnesium 




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